Waters gets new VOP date

By From page A3 | February 24, 2014


BAIL BONDSMAN Kenneth Waters enters Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville Friday Feb. 21 for a hearing. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

A bail bondsman accused of violating his probation received a new court date in a short hearing Friday morning.

Defense attorney Daniel Karalash informed Judge Tim Buckley that they were still within the time limit of 30 days to appeal to the Third District Court of Appeals and that he had served a demurrer — a type of motion to have charges dismissed — against Kenneth Waters’ alleged violation of probation.

Prosecutor Trish Kelliher requested that one of the photos to be used in the violation of probation case be protected due to a police officer being in the photo, which was granted. She also requested that a 60-day suspended sentence be lifted and Waters be remanded on the VOP violation.

Because of the ability to appeal to the Third District, Karalash countered, his client should stay out of jail on his own recognizance. Buckley agreed.

A new hearing date of March 7 was set.

Waters was convicted in March 2013 of accepting sexual favors in lieu of half of a bail bond. The VOP charge alleges that he solicited prostitution in Sacramento.

Cole Mayer

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